4 Boys Save Neglected Dog Who Was Tied To Abandoned House With A Bungee Cord

Mar 07, 2023 by apost team

Every now and then, we come across a story that truly warms our hearts. You can never get enough of seeing people do kind deeds for others, whether it be other people or our furry friends. A group of four young boys from Detroit, Michigan, put their hearts on display and saved an endangered dog in 2016.

The boys included: Kenny Dancy, Kenneth Dancy, Kevin Dancy and Andrew Daniels. They were all between the ages of 7 and 13 at the time of their heroic gesture. The boys were helping a woman move into her new home. While they were working, the group of boys passed by a vacant house and saw a dog inside. The dog was severely underweight, and someone had tied the animal with a bungee cord. 

Kenny, Kenneth, Kevin and Andrew untied the dog, and one of them took her to his home. They named the dog Sparkle and fed the hungry animal some bologna. The boy whose home Sparkle was taken to said she kept coming back for more and more of the bologna. He also said it was obvious Sparkle was happy to be free from the abandoned house.

Knowing that they needed outside help to ensure Sparkle would receive the best care possible, the boys called a local animal rescue group to come for the dog. When rescuers arrived, the boys had a lot of questions for them. It was obvious they were concerned with what would happen to the dog once taken away. Theresa Sumpter of Detroit Pit Crew Rescue said the boys were protective of Sparkle. 

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“You could tell they really love this dog,” Sumpter said. “They were protective of the dog and wanted to make sure the dog was going to a good place.”

The rescuers asked the four boys if they would call them if they ever encountered another animal in distress. The boys agreed immediately. Each of them said they would help as many dogs as they possibly could.

Kenny, Kenneth, Kevin and Andrew said goodbye to their first rescued dog, and Sparkle was taken to a veterinarian for an examination. The rescuers were worried Sparkle had mange – a skin disease of mammals caused by parasitic mites – but this turned out not to be the case. 

Sparkle then became acquainted with her new home and loved her new surroundings. She enjoyed rolling around in the grass. Sparkle is now fully integrated into her new home and family.

The four boys who saved Sparkle have rescued two more dogs since this time. Detroit Pit Rescue thanked Kenny, Kenneth, Kevin and Andrew via a Facebook post for their efforts:

“We weren't able to take their pictures because they are in school today but we wanted to put a shout out to them and say thank you for being heroes to two more dogs. Both dogs are now on board with Detroit Pit Crew and headed to the vet's office.”

Thanks to the four boys, there are a total of three dogs now in homes with great families. The Detroit Pit Rescue said they are proud of the boys for making the safety of dogs a priority in their neighborhood.


Were you proud of these four young boys? What can you say about their commitment to the task of saving dogs in danger? Let us know, and be sure to pass this along to your family, friends and any animal lovers you know.

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